The construction of authorities given by powers of attorney1 has given rise to a multiplicity of cases, of which the following are examples, which serve to indicate the extent to which the court, following its strict rules of construction, will allow actual expressions to imply incidental powers.
A power to deal with land gives authority to sell, the conditions of sale depending on the wording of the authority2, but not to sell that portion included in a voluntary settlement3. A general power gives authority to instruct a solicitor4, to sue5, and to submit to arbitration6; but, when given to act
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